If you pass on having a strong password that you regularly update, and if you pass on using a password manager, then you won’t get a pass mark in the test of life, so please don’t fail yourself or the digital twin that is your online existence - please take passwords as seriously as you take locking your house, car or anything else you value.
GUEST OPINION: Reports suggest that cyber criminals have been more active than ever during the global pandemic, seeing the state of general upheaval as an opportunity to evolve and find new attack vectors.
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Let's consider passwords – the first line of defence in any computer system.
Yes, we've all heard that you need to chose a strong and long password, but have you activated all the two or multi-factor authentication systems in place at your favourite online services?
A secure password manager is a necessity in today’s online world and really ought to be part of each person’s basic “cyber hygiene” routine. This is especially so for business.
A survey of 4000 adults in the UK and the US has found that older people, the so-called baby boomers, are more inclined to use stronger passwords that cannot be cracked easily.
On a scale of one to 10, the 2012 LinkedIn breach of 6.5 million user credentials rated, say, a five. But what if the real number of affected users was 167,370,910, including the email and banking details of more than 117 million users? That is a 10 out of 10!
Australians love the ebay-owned Gumtree site, which lets anyone buy or sell products online, but there’s been a hack with some personal info accessed.
Someone needs to pass Facebook the memo that mixing upper- and lower-case characters is supposed to increase password complexity.
Dell has announced its newest tool to manage privileged passwords is now available through security channel partners.
Rob Joyce, head hacker for the United States, spoke at the inaugural Usenix Enigma Security Conference about how to keep the NSA out of your systems.
Let’s replace insecure passwords, hints, and PINS. Nuance – makers of voice to text like Dragon Dictate – has much grander plans for voice recognition and biometrics.
You have too many passwords to remember, you tend to use the same word or a variation thereof, it is usually a word relating to your dog or mother’s maiden name and it is all too easy for cyber-criminals to hack …
Security intelligence company LogRhythm says it is not a case of if a company will be hacked but when. Poor password security is one of the major factors in advancing the threat timetable.
Security firm F-Secure says a hacking experiment it conducted in the UK highlights the dangers of using public Wi-Fi which it claims is “inherently insecure”.
Apple Watch and Samsung’s Gear S can be protected with a PIN to prevent unauthorised access to watch data, unlike Android Wear or Microsoft Band, but all can be factory reset.
If you’ve ever forgotten your password, iris scanners have arrived too, courtesy of Fujitsu in Japan, adding to biometric fingerprint reader features.
If you’re hankering to have your identity stolen, here’s the list of the top 25 worst passwords to use, guaranteed to be hacked so fast you might need a new identity!
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